- Zoom H3-VR Handy Audio Recorder with Built-In Ambisonics Mic Array (ZOH3VR)
- Foam Windscreen
- Dual Mounting Bracket
- 2 x AA Batteries
The Zoom H3-VR Handy Audio Recorder is a compact audio recorder with a built-in Ambisonics mic array offering flexible 360° audio capture as well as integrated Ambisonics A-to-B conversion, eliminating the need for external processing. The device goes well beyond VR applications and additionally gears towards sound recordists, audio engineers, and content creators in music, audio-for-video, game audio, and AR production.
Binaural 3D Stereo
The H3-VR also records stereo binaural WAV files up to 24 bit/48 kHz. Stereo binaural provides a hyper-realistic spatial recording that enhances 2D productions with 3D audio.
Sound for Film
Record dynamic Foley, sound effects, and ambience for film, television, and video game projects for Dolby Atmos Surround Sound as well as 5.1 surround processing with the included Mac/PC software.
Sound for VR
The H3-VR’s 4-capsule Ambisonic mic captures precise 360° VR audio recordings up to 24 bit/96 kHz. And without ever connecting to a computer, the onboard decoder allows you to export Ambisonics B-format files directly.
Live Streaming Audio
USB 2.0 audio interface mode supports live streaming and recording via USB Micro-B connection.
Versatile Playback, Decode, and Export Functions
The onboard decoder automatically converts the raw Ambisonics A audio to VR-ready Ambisonics B audio and easily pairs with your 360-video
Export Ambisonics recordings as 5.1 surround files via free Zoom Ambisonics Player software for Mac and Windows
6-axis motion sensor provides automatic detection of mic position, enabling the audio and video orientations to stay aligned from scene to scene regardless of mic placement
Integrated Ambisonics playback allows you to rotate the H3-VR to simulate spatial audio while listening
Supports real-time headphone monitoring in stereo binaural or simulated 360° mode
Separate 3.5mm headphone and line outputs with independent volume adjustment allow simultaneous connection to your headphones and camera
A directionally-responsive LCD screen provides a bright, clear display even when upside-down
Straight forward buttons include home, play/pause, forward, back, and menu
Hold function locks your settings on the H3-VR while recording
Easily adjust the gains of all four mic capsules simultaneously for accurate, balanced 360-degree audio
H3 Control App allows remote access to transport controls, levels, and metadata notes via your iOS device and optional Zoom BTA-1 Bluetooth adapter, allowing you to control the device in real-time without being in the shot—an essential consideration for VR audio capture
Included mounting bracket allows you to mount the H3-VR to your VR camera
Precise Audio Quality
You can achieve sample rate stability through the use of an accurate internal clock. The H3-VR’s highly accurate internal clock with 0.5 ppm discrepancy reduces audio/visual drift
The H3-VR’s advanced onboard limiter offers distortion-free signal at high volumes
The H3-VR’s adjustable low cut filter removes unwanted low-end frequencies
Two AA lithium batteries will power the H3-VR for up to 24 hours
Two AA NiMH batteries will power the H3-VR for up to 11.5 hours
For longer shoots, the H3-VR can also use portable USB batteries or compatible AC adapter